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  An Island Unto Itself: William Dampier and New Holland
An Island Unto Itself


 
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Our Price: AU$28.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - hardcover, 230 pages
Author: L. Marchant
Year: 1988
ISBN: 085905120X

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Product Code: HES061
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Based on research findings and the results of recent maritime expeditions conducted by the author, this book provides a comprehensive account of Dampier's scientific explorations in New Holland during the English Restoration and Revolutionary periods, when English sciences advances with the newly established Royal Society.

New Holland, at that time, was a unique place offering explorers unique opportunities. The rest of the New World in the Americas and Africa and Asia were discovered before New Holland, and were colonized and otherwise affected by Europe. New Holland remained an island unto itself, offering histories and environments. This book describes how Dampier did this, paving the way for the great explorers who followed to reveal the secrets of the fifth continent before it was settled.


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